Melbourne Travel Project
Established in November 2019, Melbourne Travel Project is a leisure and corporate travel agency, a brain child by husband and wife team, Matthew and Kadi Coyle. Melbourne Travel Project set out to become ‘not just another travel agency’ and through the adaption of virtual reality technology, offer a try before you buy experience with the use of their branded VR take home headsets.
Born out of a passion for travel, the team has a combined 57 years’ experience in the travel industry. Melbourne Travel Project offers everything from a weekend escape through to an annual, industry first, Travel Concierge club and everything in between.
“It's not too late to be one of the first in your industry leading the way to a sustainable future.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since March 2021.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
Tourism accounts for roughly 8% of the world's carbon emissions and with travel becoming more and more affordable this is set to rise. It is our responsibility to change the trajectory to devastation NOW.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
Having become the first Climate Active certified travel agency in Australia, we are leading the way towards a new kind of travel, opening up opportunities to manage the travel requirements of businesses and individuals with the desire to leave no footprint.
What offset projects do you support?
A wind power project in India.
How can the community support you?
Before booking your next escape through a large internationally owned online travel corporation, please think of us. We are not bound by contract agreements and have the ability to source deals, rates and inclusions not available online. We may be small but we are thinking BIG.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
Our aim is to become a paperless travel agency by replacing printed brochures with an online e-brochure platform, eliminating all print marketing and delivering final travel documentation through an interactive travel itinerary app.
We are focused on spreading awareness of the impact tourism has on the environment and offer the ability for all customers to offset their travel by purchasing carbon credits from certified programs on every booking.
We are focused on developing and managing carbon management programs for businesses to manage their carbon neutral corporate travel.
We are focused on promoting sustainable travel providers to our customers to reduce the impact their travel has on the world.
Our ultimate goal is to become self-sustainable without the need to purchase carbon credits by operating the paperless business of alternate energy sources.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
It's not too late to be one of the first in your industry leading the way to a sustainable future.